Facilities for pioneering research

The KCL Advanced Therapies Centre provides academics and clinicians with drug manufacturing capabilities and experimental medicinal research facilities.

Project partners

  • Essentia Trading
  • Kings College London
  • Silcock Dawson & Partners
  • Boswell Mitchell & Johnson
We took some of our project managers to visit site to show them how well everything was being managed.

Andrew Coult, Guy's & St Thomas NHS Trust

Key features

  • Medical gases
  • Temperature controls
  • HVAC testing
  • HEPA filters
  • DOP testing
  • Pressure regimes
  • Air tightness
  • Chemical drainage

Project description

Having secured £30m in funding from both public and private sector organisations, King’s College London were keen to find a contractor that they could entrust to deliver the new fit out of a world-class Advanced Therapy Centre at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust. The fit out delivered new collaborative (pre-clinical) laboratory and office spaces, including new toilets, lift lobbies and breakout areas.

The Centre develops cutting-edge experimental treatments with the aim of revolutionising the way patients are treated for diseases like cancer and diabetes, globally. Bringing together world-leading academics and clinicians, drug manufacturing capability and experimental medicine research facilities, the Advanced Therapy Centre was developed by KCL in partnership with the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR).

Clinical logistics

As this was an occupied hospital, we had to safely navigate some extremely difficult logistics routes, via a loading bay, occupied basement areas and up a good lifts or stairs to Level 10. This meant that deliveries and waste management were carefully planned, controlled and limited to certain times.

In order to secure the full funding for the project, we were required to complete on a specific date. Despite over 100 change control instructions and a substantial amount of redesign, we delivered the project within the original timescales. Also, in line with the client’s sustainability objectives, this project achieved SKA Gold.

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